Ignaty Petrovich Antonov (b. 28.12.1922, v. Budnitsa, Vitebsk district), a neuropathologist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1984), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (1974), Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1991), Doctor of Medical Sciences (1966), Professor (1967). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1972). National Doctor of Belarus (1992). Member of the Great Patriotic War.
Work on the research of infectious, vascular and parasitic diseases of the nervous system. Conducted research to determine the pathogenetic mechanisms of acute disorders of cerebral circulation and diseases of the peripheral nervous system, developed methods for their diagnosis and treatment. Under his leadership, a number of promising antihypoxic drugs have been developed and experimentally tested. Recognition received the work on the study of the clinic, diagnosis and treatment of intracranial aneurysms.
Published about 630 scientific papers, incl. 9 monographs. Author of 18 inventions.
State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 1994 for a series of works "Pathogenesis, clinic and diagnosis of neurological manifestations of spinal osteochondrosis".
Awarded with the orders of World War of the I (1945, 1985) and II degree (1944), Red Star (1943), Red Banner of Labor (1971), Friendship of Peoples (1981), Fatherland of the III (1997) and II degree (2004), medal "For Courage" (1943), other medals. Freeman of Minsk (1988) and Vitebsk (1997).